Photograph of people bathing in the sea at Carnoustie, 1901.


This is the accessibility statement for the National Library of Scotland learning resource 'From shore to shore'.

On this site you should be able to:

  • Zoom in up to 300% without the text or images spilling off the screen
  • Navigate most of the website using just a keyboard
  • Navigate most of the website using speech recognition software
  • Listen to most of the website using a screen reader.

Customising the website

AbilityNet has advice on making your device easier to use if you have a disability: AbilityNet   My computer my way

How accessible this website is

We know that some parts of this website are not yet fully accessible, for example:

  • Not all content is colour contrast compliant
  • When navigating with a keyboard, the focus is not clear in some places and not all content is available for keyboard-only use
  • Some documents available in portable document format (PDF) are not compliant with assistive technologies
  • Non-English language is not defined.

Find out more in the section of this statement entitled 'Technical information about this website’s accessibility'.

What to do if you cannot access parts of this website

If you need information on this website in a different format like accessible PDF, large print, audio recording or braille please the Learning Team by email at

Reporting accessibility problems with this website

We are always looking to improve the accessibility of this website. If you find any problems not listed on this page or think we are not meeting accessibility requirements, please let us know: email the Web Manager at

Technical information about this website's accessibility

We are committed to making this National Library of Scotland website accessible in accordance with the Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018.

The site is partially compliant with the AA standard.

Not compliant with the accessibility regulations

While we work hard to make our platforms and content reach this standard, some content does not comply with the WCAG 2.1 AA success criteria:

Unless specified otherwise, we will provide a complete solution or significant improvement by September 2020.

Content not within the scope of the accessibility regulations


PDFs on the website do not meet accessibility standards — for example, they may not be structured to make them accessible to a screen reader. This does not meet WCAG 2.1 success criterion 4.1.2 (name, role value).

Enforcement procedure

The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) is responsible for enforcing the Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018 (the 'accessibility regulations'). If you are not happy with how we respond to your complaint please contact the Equality Advisory and Support Service (EASS) direct.

This statement was prepared on 9 March 2020.